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Reference Sites

Wisconsin Vascular Plants lists all the species of plants currently growing out of cultivation in Wisconsin.

Plants of Wisconsin. This website presents information to the botanists and general public about the plants growing in Wisconsin. The site is divided into several areas: Natural Communities, Ethnobotany, Vascular Plants, Bryophytes, and Lichens.

Beyond the Birdfeeder: Creating a Bird-Friendly Yard with Native Wisconsin Plants. This paper from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology describes how to "bird-scape" your yard.

Conservative Prairie and Savanna Insects of the Chicago Wilderness Region provides information on work conducted by Dr. Ron Panzer of NE Illinois University.

Grasses of Iowa is an on-going project of the Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology Department at Iowa State University designed to provide to a broad audience–the general public and professionals alike–a handy resource for the identification and evaluation of grasses. 

Natural Heritage Inventory Reports (WI DNR) What's ecologically important, with management recommendations, for 39 special places in Wisconsin. Lists of rare plants & animals, maps.

Wisconsin Land Legacy Report An inventory of places to meet Wisconsin's future conservation and recreation needs.

MN DNR site showing the location of Scientific & Natural Areas.

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Prairie City, Iowa - watch the largest ecosystem reconstruction project in the United States

Wisconsin Bureau of Endangered Resources - Contains information on state natural areas, rare species, the weed control manual and other items of interest.

The Northern Prairie Science Center - Read the latest in technical information and research findings

Grow Native! is a program of the Missouri Department of Conservation. The Resources and FAQs sections has a lot of good information.

What did your land look like 160 years ago?

The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History site has J. Curtis' pre-settlement vegetation map instead. Curtis was a plant ecologist and thus the savannas and oak woodlands are much better delineated on his map.

Organizations

Military Ridge Prairie Heritage Area

Savanna Oak Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of prairie and oak savanna habitats.

Madison Audobon Society services Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Iowa, Jefferson, Richland and Sauk Counties.  Check out their field trips!

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association (SWBA), a chapter of the North American Butterfly Association. SWBA butterfly enthusiasts enjoy and learn more about butterflies through field trips, lectures, and classes, and help conserve butterflies and their habitats.

Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative, endorsed by TP, works towards bird conservation emphasizing voluntary stewardship.

Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin works to promote better stewardship of the natural resources of Wisconsin by advancing the understanding of invasive plants and encouraging the control of their spread.

Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin has some interesting links.

Natural Heritage Land Trust is dedicated to the conservation of natural areas and open space in Dane and the surrounding counties.

Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance supports conservation activities involving the Badger Army Ammunition Plant lands and the surrounding Sauk Prairie.

The Nature Conservancy of Minnesota and of Wisconsin.

Minnesota Native Plant Society - a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the native plants of Minnesota through public education and advocacy.

Wild Ones

The Arboretum, Madison - Explore the opportunities for nature appreciation, environmental education, and ecological research at this web site and at the Arboretum.

Jo Daviess County Natural Area Guardians - Visit a group that works to preserve and enhance the resources in the northwest corner of Illinois

Chiwaukee Prairie Preservation Fund, Inc. is dedicated to acquiring, restoring, preserving and managing prairie lands in the Chiwaukee Prairie, the Carol Beach area of Kenosha County, Wisconsin.

Sierra Club - Wisconsin Chapter

Iowa Prairie Network Home Page - a grassroots organization of over 800 members dedicated to creating awareness of and preservation of our tallgrass prairie heritage

Grand Prairie Friends - an organization of volunteers from all walks of life who share a commitment to preserving and restoring tallgrass prairie in east-central Illinois.

Missouri Prairie Foundation - founded in 1966, it is a land conservancy whose memberships and donations are used to purchase and preserve prairie tracts.

Alberta Prairie Conservation Forum - Their provocative Occasional Papers will challenge and influence the way you look at the world.

The National Wildlife Federation is the nation's largest member-supported conservation group.

 

Shopping Sites 

Wisconsin Native Plant Sources provides a great list (in downloadable PDF format) of nurseries that sell native plants and seeds, and includes information about restoration and native ecosystems. Some highlights:

Agrecol - 2918 Agriculture Dr., Madison, WI 53718  608-226-2544

Applied Ecological Services - 17921 Smith Road, Brodhead, WI 53520  608-897-8641

Dragonfly Gardens - P.O. Box 192, Amery, WI 54001  715-268-4666

Kinnickinnic Natives

Prairie Moon Nursery in Southeast Minnesota  1-866-417-8156

Prairie Nursery

Hild & Associates

Driftless Land Stewardship provides restoration, burning, weed control and survey services to landowners in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota.

Tallgrass Restoration, LLC provides services including prairie installation, prescribed burning, and invasive species control (3129 E. County Road N, Milton, WI 53563.  608-531-1768)

BioLogic Environmental Consulting, LLC provides management and restoration services, including design and installation, invasive species control, prescribed burns and ecological assessments.

Jean Accola Fine Art

Silver Bison Ranch & Shop, Baldwin, WI

 

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